Dago's Tango2 Battle

Dagoberto Gonzalez, better known as "Nuno" was diagnosed with a mutation in the TANGO2 gene in March of 2015 when he was only 4 years old. He is now 7 years old and battling with many symptoms of TANGO2. If you've never heard about TANGO2, you're not alone. This gene plays a very important role in the human body, but due to the mutation, Dago's body is unable to function normally. 

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Mutations in the TANGO2 gene can vary, but most cause symptoms that can be life threatening. Dago experienced:

rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of muscle tissue that can lead to kidney failure)

metabolic crises (hypoglycemia/low blood sugar)

cardiac arrhythmia (tachycardia - fast and irregular heart beat)

and many other complications.


Due to the onset of these symptoms, Dago became quite ill and has been in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children's Hospital since  March 7th. His family has been at his bedside since then and things have been rough (to say the least). 

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I have created this page to aid Dago and his family financially and to perhaps ease the burden of this whole new life with a rare genetic disease. 

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Little is known about TANGO2 mutations and there are only a few people in the whole world that have been diagnosed, so there is very little research. Most of the people that suffer from the symptoms of this mutation are children, and life expectancy is unknown as well. 

I have included a link to the TANGO2 Research Foundation and some scientific journal articles if you'd like to learn more. Feel free to contact me with any inquiries as well.

TANGO2 Research Foundation Website 

TANGO2-Related Metabolic Encephalopathy and Arrhythmias 

Recurrent Muscle Weakness with Rhabdomyolysis, Metabolic Crises, and Cardiac Arrhythmia Due to Bi-allelic TANGO2 Mutations 

Bi-allelic Truncating Mutations in TANGO2 Cause Infancy-Onset Recurrent Metabolic Crises with Encephalocardiomyopathy

Donations ()

  • Maria Arriaga  
    • $30 
    • 23 mos
  • Ruth Navarro 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 25 mos
  • Miguel Sosa 
    • $45 
    • 25 mos
  • Monica Mullvain 
    • $500 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lucy Murguía 
Organizer
Sullivan City, TX
Lorena Gonzalez 
Beneficiary
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